BI Incorporated agreement with U.S. Communities allows cities, counties and states access to electronic monitoring products, services at best value
|By BI Incorporated
Boulder, Colo. — March 25, 2014 — BI Incorporated, the U.S. leader for electronic monitoring products and services, has entered an exclusive agreement with U.S. Communities, the leading national government purchasing alliance. The award allows city, county and state governmental agencies to contract with BI for its offender monitoring technologies and reentry services at competitive prices.
This exclusive contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by the lead public agency, City and County of Denver, a U.S. Communities Advisory Board member.
“We are excited to be the lead public agency on this national procurement contract. We believe this is a valuable tool for any public agency looking to acquire electronic monitoring solutions. As a current customer, we understand the value this brings to not only our community but other cities, counties and states,” said Jim McIntyre, director of purchasing for the City and County of Denver.
Increasingly, governmental agencies are looking to community-based programs — such as electronic monitoring and reentry services— to reduce prison and jail costs and help offenders return to the community with enhanced supervision, treatment and training.
Established in 1978, BI works with more than 1,700 correctional agencies nationwide. BI offers more than a dozen electronic monitoring systems, including GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring and traditional radio-frequency monitoring to monitor schedules, curfews and behavior of offenders released to probation, parole and pretrial release.
U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership between the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the Institute for Public Procurement, the National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors.
About BI Incorporated (www.bi.com) Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO), a global leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies. BI provides a full continuum of offender monitoring technologies for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI also owns and operates an ISO-certified national monitoring center, providing 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively to governmental agencies. BI works closely with corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public